At Disney, we understand that today’s planners are looking for the best tips and trends to deliver a highly memorable, successful meeting or event for attendees. Here are just a few ideas for how you can utilize the distinctly Disney creative resources we can provide, from impactful keynote speakers to musical ensembles, beloved Character meet and greets to fireworks shows, and more! 

We’re sharing the latest and greatest “inside scoop” from our team, with these six tips to make the most of your Disney meeting or event:

Tip #1: Increase Engagement with an Impactful Keynote Speaker

One of the many benefits to hosting a meeting at our Disney destinations is the immersive experience our speakers provide through storytelling. By adding this enhancement to your meeting, your attendees will have the opportunity to receive unique and engaging presentations from one of our expert keynote speakers. 

You can also further your group’s learning experience by including a Disney Institute program. As a leader in professional development for nearly three decades, Disney Institute has a variety of options ranging from memorable team-building exercises to comprehensive multi-day programs to ensure you find the perfect fit for your group. 

Tip #2: Add Some Rhythm with a Musical Ensemble

As the largest single-site provider of live entertainment in the world, Disney has a wealth of resources just waiting for you. Adding any one of our talented musical acts will bring your attendees to their feet, such as selecting a jazz trio, live band, or DJ to fill the room with atmospheric, live background music. 

Take your musical entertainment to the next level by surprising your attendees with a special guest appearance by one of our performance groups featured in the Theme Parks. From the four-part harmonies of the Dapper Dans to the patriotic a cappella stylings of the Voices of Liberty, your attendees can experience a private performance from some of the most beloved musical groups of our Theme Parks. 

Tip #3: Capture Lasting Memories with a Candid Photographer

Add a thoughtful touch by having candid photography of guest speakers, award recipients, and attendees alike. Our skilled photography team can capture your meeting or event, giving attendees the perfect memento. Whether they’re creating new connections or enjoying a show, this is a great way to document your group while they’re immersed in the Disney experience.

Tip #4: Showcase Cutting-Edge Technology, Lighting, and Design Elements

Another Disney difference is our state-of-the-art technology. We empower you to deliver any message, through any medium. From data feed and video links, to digital backdrops and multi-media presentations, your message will be clearly received across conference rooms and continents. Our team can design custom presentations, logos, and effects just for your group. Our technical and production experts can even incorporate projection mapping—the three-dimensional, transformational technology that brings each nighttime spectacular show to life in our Theme Parks—into your next meeting or event.  

See how the Disney team seamlessly integrated technology, lighting, and design elements to create Rivers of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park:

Tip #5: Create Magic with Surprise Character Appearances

Delight your attendees with a visit from a magical Guest! Disney Character appearances are great for any type of event, especially for snapping wonderful photos with friends and coworkers. Whether you’re looking for a hero, a princess, or Mickey Mouse himself, Disney Characters will enhance your meeting or event and turn it into something spectacular!

Tip #6: Amaze Your Group with a Fireworks Viewing Party  

As an added enhancement, planners can arrange a private viewing of one of our Theme Park’s nightly fireworks spectaculars. An epic ending to the evening, give your group an exclusive and breathtaking view of these incredible fireworks shows for a night they’ll never forget.

These inspirational event enhancements give meeting and event planners the ability to arrange elements to fit their group, timeline, and budget to keep attendees engaged and excited. Various elements of food and beverage, décor, and entertainment can be tailored to the group’s preferences. Incorporating these creative ideas into your meeting or event enhances your organization’s message and story, reinforcing the purpose of why attendees should #MeetAtDisney. 

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We're eager to help you create the perfect meeting or private event for any size group, theme and objective. To speak with a Disney Meetings representative about our pricing and options available at our Disney Parks & Resorts destinations in Florida, California, Hawaii, or at our international destinations, please Contact Us or Submit a Request for Proposal. Or, Sign Up to stay in touch and continue learning more about Disney meetings and events.